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The Washington State Legislature meets every year, beginning the second Monday in January. In odd-numbered years, the Legislature’s regular session lasts 105 days and in even-numbered years it lasts 60 days. Both the House of Representatives and the Senate have policy committees that meet on early learning issues:

  • The House Early Learning & Human Services Committee, and

  • The Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee

  • The Senate Human Services & Corrections Committee

Legislative briefing documents and presentations to the Legislature.
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DEL reports to the Governor and Legislature.
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Washington has a two-year state opearating budget.
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